Unity Technologies Launches Unity 2019.1, Giving Creators the Platform to Build More Visually-Engaging and Performant Experiences Than Ever Before
Unity 2019.1 includes more than 300 new improvements; Lightweight Render Pipeline, Burst Compiler, and Shader Graph headline production-ready features
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2019 -- Fresh off the heels of a successful and exciting Game Developers Conference (GDC 2019), Unity Technologies (https://unity3d.com/), creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, today announced that Unity 2019.1 is now available to creators worldwide. Unity 2019.1 includes almost 300 new features and improvements, including powerful, production-ready versions of the Lightweight Render Pipeline, the Burst Compiler, and the Shader Graph, which are helping creators and teams of all sizes more easily build high-fidelity, high-performance experiences on the widest range of platforms available today. Unity 2019.1 is available to download from the Unity Store.
“With the release of Unity 2019.1, we are continuing to deliver on our promise of making Unity the most powerful and accessible real-time 3D development platform, regardless of team size or skill level,” said Brett Bibby, Vice President of Engineering, Unity Technologies. “Powered by production-ready versions of the Lightweight Render Pipeline, and the Burst Compiler from the Data-Oriented Tech Stack, Unity 2019.1 will help further expand our leadership in mobile, while also pushing the capabilities of our platform to provide even greater support for high-performance, high-fidelity creations.”
Unity currently powers more than 45% of the top 1000 mobile games. Innovators in the world of mobile continue to use Unity to engage audiences and entertain them on the widest range of platforms. Upcoming titles include Disney Sorcerer’s Arena (Glu Mobile), which uses the Lightweight Render Pipeline to capture a new and unique visual style of Disney and Pixar characters designed specifically for the game, and Call of Duty: Mobile (Activision and Tencent), a new free-to-play game built in Unity that brings together maps, modes, weapons, and characters from across the Call of Duty franchise.
The release of Unity 2019.1 expands capabilities in the world of mobile development and introduces new key features and improvements including:
Unity 2019 continues the biggest evolution in the history of Unity, and the latest innovations were on display at GDC 2019. Creators looking to get the most out of modern GPUs were shown The Heretic, the latest real-time cinematic from the Unity Demo Team. It utilizes the High Definition Render Pipeline, along with other off-the-shelf Unity technologies, to demonstrate what is possible today in Unity. Additionally, Unity announced that it is working closely with NVIDIA to offer production-focused early-access for real-time ray tracing in the High Definition Render Pipeline, with an optimized preview solution available for customers in the second half of 2019.
Unity exists to empower the success of the world’s creators with the most accessible and powerful real-time 3D development and monetization platform. Games and experiences made with Unity have reached more than 3 billion devices worldwide this year and were installed more than 29 billion times in the last 12 months.
See here for a full list of Unity 2019.1 updates.
About Unity Technologies
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform that gives developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences in various industries including games, film and entertainment, automotive, architecture, construction and engineering (AEC). Unity’s 1,000 person development team keeps the company at the bleeding-edge of technology by working alongside partners such as Google, Facebook, Magic Leap, Oculus and Microsoft. The platform’s renowned flexibility gives developers the power to target and optimize their creations for 25+ platforms. Games and experiences made with Unity have reached 3 billion devices worldwide and were installed more than 29 billion times in the last 12 months. For more information, visit www.unity3d.com and to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to https://unity.com/madewith.